1. campanas 11:42
2. singular beginning (c. reider remix) 14:40*
3. midland astral (phillip wilkerson remix) 11:12**
4. ice nine 6:16
5. and so to dark 10:43
6. an inch of air 8:00
7. rain answered (c. reider remix) 11:12*
8. deepest secret nobody knows 2:52
* C. Reider, from the Electret Quintet series.
** Phillip Wilkerson's album Midland (Midland Part 1) [rb057]
More information (From the Liner Notes) -
As mentioned in the liner notes to Fosel's Couriers of Air [earman111], the artist considers himself more of a sound designer than a musician. If you've come this far in your listening of ambient/experimental music in the Creative Commons Netlabel realm, then an artist who calls himself a "sound designer" is not a detraction, it's an attraction to the artist and their work. Kurt Nimmo aka Fosel has designed over 5 hours of sound over the last several years and his work has appeared on the netlabels DNA Production, Time Theory, Just Not Normal, Petcord and Earth Mantra.
Here is Fosel's first work on the netlabel Treetrunk as part of the Complex Silence Series. The Complex Silence Series is an opportunity for an artist to push oneself into the depths of the ambient theme and produce a work that will stand next to the output of other series participants such as Phillip Wilkerson, Mystified, Tange, mysterybear and others. This is an absolutely daunting task, but Fosel succeeds. His accomplishment with Complex Silence 8 is that it can stand on its own as well as if the listener approached this from only a knowledge of Fosel's previous work or the series.
The multiple layers of Complex Silence 8 reveal a depth and experimentation within ambient music. In order to hear this, one must actively listen. Like all great ambient music, Fosel's work deserves attention and is not meant to fill one's audio background. Complex Silence 8 is fantastic display of an artist working on the fringe of their comfortable musical borders, and as a listener, that's all one should expect.
This release is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license. Copyright 2010 Kurt Nimmo. Cover photo: Kurt Nimmo. Graphic Design: Phillip Wilkerson. Release Logistics: Thomas Park. Learn more about Fosel at his website. Follow the Complex Silence series at the website or at the twitter feed. Watch the promotional video. The Complex Silence Series welcomes musical contributions from artists wishing to explore these or similar abstract ambient themes. Contact Phillip Wilkerson for more details or drop your sample / demo tracks in his Soundcloud dropbox.
November 2, 2010 Subject:
An elegant ambient excursion
Fosel (Kurt Nimmo) offers an experimental, yet elegant ambient excursion in sound design with this sonically rich and deeply textured set of tracks. Every release by Fosel is worth exploring and downloading and this one is no exception. Highly recommended!